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Communication and media

UC Marcomm Awards give students a taste of the real thing

Newsroom | Communication & Media

Final year Communication and Media students at UC were put to the ultimate test as they presented their pitches to clients at the Marketing Communication Awards (Marcomm Awards).

Communication and media

Listening to First Nations Voices – Podcast 4

Music: Sparks by Chael | Communication & Media

The Listening to First Nations Podcast was created by non-Indigenous University of Canberra students. The podcast was created in the hopes of raising recognition of Aboriginal heritage and traditions and how they enhance Australian Society.

Design

Graduate Exhibition Gallery

Laura Fenton | Photo

The Faculty of Arts and Design Student Graduate Exhibition, the University of Canberra's annual creative event is now ONLINE!

Research

Heritage of the Air

Tracy Ireland | Research

Heritage of the Air is an ARC Linkage project that investigates how aviation has transformed Australian society over the last 100 years.

Built environment

WORKSHOP 7

The Faculty of Arts and Design’s WORKSHOP7 has been open for just over a year now. The workshop contains a wide range of technology for FAD students to use. From cutting edge machinery to traditional tools, WORKSHOP7 aims to give students the experience they’ll need for their future professions.

Film

Journey’s through Mexico City

Tye Dunn | Bachelor of Arts (Film production)

Bachelor of Arts (Film Production) student Tye Dunn travelled to Mexico City while on a UC semester exchange, it was here that he was confronted with the reality of that place compared to his prior expectations.

Story

Graduate Exhibition ‘FadX 2019’

As 2019 draws to a close the University of Canberra’s Faculty of Arts and Design will be conducting an exhibition to showcase the work of graduating students, this year called FADX.

Research

Breaking Silence, Media and the Child abuse Royal Commission

Kerry McCallum | Bachelor of Communication and Media (Journalism)

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse went from 2013 to 2017. The News and Media Research Centre’s Breaking silences project aims to analyse the role that media, journalism and social media activism played in the Commission

Communication and media

Reporting from Hong Kong

Alkira Reinfrank | Communications and Media (Journalism)

Alkira Reinfrank had no idea just where her double degree of Bachelor of Arts (Film Production/Global Studies) would lead her. Now she’s a journalist working in Hong Kong creating content for the South China Morning Post, and feeding stories back to Australian news outlets such as the Project.

Research

Dynamite, Small Packages & a PHD study of Significance

Shara Ranasinghe | Research

Studying at a university is not an easy task. Especially for those studying for their PhD. Shara Ranasinghe, who also works for the Faculty, has chosen to do so. Her PhD thesis explores the language used when talking about cancer. A topic Shara has some experience as a former cancer patient herself.

Communication and media

‘Generation Next’: Dance Fest 2019

Emma Thompson | Bachelor of Communications in Media (Journalism)

2019 marks the 35th anniversary of AusDance ACT’s youth dance festival, or DanceFest. Bachelor of Communication & Media (Journalism) student Emma Thompson interviewed one such performer about the event and the efforts that go into performing it.

Research

Poetry on the Move

Shane Strange | Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing)

The University of Canberra’s International Poetry Studies Institute 'Poetry on the Move' festival raises awareness of this ancient, diverse, far-reaching and culturally important art form among both the local and international community.

Film

Influencing Film, Art & Media

Sue Maslin | Bachelor of Arts (Film Production)

University of Canberra alumni Sue Maslin is the producer of a number of documentaries and movies, including the acclaimed 2015 film The Dressmaker. Recently she has received the UC’s 2019 Alumni Excellence award for the Faculty of Arts and Design.

Built environment

Congratulations to our Masters of Dark Crafts

Max Maxwell | Architecture and Design

A team of UC Design and Built Environment students and staff kicked off the Design Canberra festival by designing and constructing a temporary pavilion in Civic square.

Design

Inspired by Singapore, Design for Healthy Aging 2019

Anthony Bowler & Anthony Campbel | Bachelor of Arts (Film Production) & Bachelor of Media Arts & Production

University of Canberra students traveled to Singapore to take part in a tour in order to brainstorm ideas that address the growing worldwide problem of an aging population. The students from UC toured key cultural sites, companies, hospitals and communities across the city.

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